Duckduckgo based on chromium or any other or own engine?
Is this a question or?
Yes…i have a doubt duckduckgo run on which engine?
Based on its size, I guess it’s just a wrapper of the webview.
You can set DuckDuckGo as the default search engine in Privacy Browser, although there are some concerns about the privacy thereof.
I guess they ask about DDG browser app.
I think DDG is not trustworthy, but I also have some concerns about Startpage, back in the day they did a shady deal with System1, an advertising company that has a horrible privacy track record and has enough actions to make decisions for Startpage.
Nowadays they claim they are in control and nothing has changed, it is a matter of taking their word for it.
As you will notice from the second link I posted above, I am quite critical of Startpage. However, they are better than DuckDuckGo in the following two ways:
DuckDuckGo is currently hosted on Microsoft’s Azure platform (at least in the United States, previously it was hosted on Amazon Web Services).
$ nslookup www.duckduckgo.com
$ whois 126.96.36.199
NetRange: 188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206
Parent: NET52 (NET-52-0-0-0-0)
NetType: Direct Assignment
Organization: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)
Microsoft has access to all data stored on every server on Microsoft’s Azure platform. Even if you fully trust DuckDuckGo, how much do you trust Microsoft?